These uncertain times have brought forth something interesting: the great ‘Work From Home’ experiment.

As most organizations are forced to operate remotely, I am eager to see what long-term changes come from this.

Many organizations that were resistant to WFH may learn that in fact it can be done. They will learn employees don’t need to be monitored in person to remain productive. Perhaps they won’t need the large offices spaces anymore. Will their policies change in the future?

Many employees are getting their first WFH experience. Some people who have never experienced it before may realize it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It can get very lonely spending the day the whole day at home. …

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So what’s the ROI of a strong company culture?

It’s a question I get asked often.

Well, let me share a story from this week.

For the last month I have been working with a client around a comprehensive culture strategy project. This has involved doing an analysis of their current culture with lots of one-on-one conversations with employees.

For the last 15 years this company has done an amazing job of making culture important. …

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It’s January 2nd. Your alarm goes off at 5am. You get dressed, grab a protein bar, a water, and head to the gym. You work out for an hour, grab a healthy smoothie afterwards and head to work. At lunch you have a salad, and for dinner you have a dinner of grilled chicken and broccoli. You feel great. You feel motivated. Today is the start of the new you. This is going to last.

Or so you thought. By mid-February you’re getting up at 7am, grabbing a latte and a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich from Starbucks on your way in to work, and back to the one or two drinks a night routine. …

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